Big Data in Oncology Spotlight
This week in health care trends, our big data in oncology spotlight includes articles that on the need to collect data from a large set of patient volunteers, how to encourage them to participate, and how our online search patterns give insight to diagnosing cancer.
“Anybody anywhere can raise their hand and say they want to participate,” said Kathy L. Hudson, deputy director of the National Institutes of Health, which is leading the effort.
Scientists at Microsoft have shown that an analysis of search engine queries suggest that it’s possible to identify internet users suffering from pancreatic cancer.
“…because cancer is a disease of the genome, it’s a perfect target for going after with a more data-driven approach. Precision medicine is being used to go after it” says Bryce Olson, a cancer survivor and global marketing director of the Health and Life Sciences Group at chipmaker Intel.
One physician offers his ideas to encourage patients to share their health data
The Genomic Scrapheap Challenge; Extracting Relevant Data from Unmapped Whole Genome Sequencing Reads, Including Strain Specific Genomic Segments, in Rats
In this research article, we learn that information tossed into the ‘scrapheap’ may be significantly valuable.
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